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    Museum presents 'Their Finest'

    The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to ... Read Article »

    BORN IN CHINA. Photo by: Ben Wallis. ©2016 Disneynature. All Rights Reserved.
    Disneynature's Born In China

    Disneynature Born In China Showing June 30 – July 27 Disneynature, in its ongoing quest to bring the natural world to ... Read Article »

    Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Sea

    Opens June 9 The mission to protect and defend the world’s oceans has become far more complex and challenging in recent ... Read Article »

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  • Events at the Museum


    Summer Fun | This summer, get up close with art, science, and history! Class details here. Register now. Classes are almost full! If the class you want is full, call anyway and add your name to our waiting list. If we get enough interest, we’ll offer another section!

    Solar Observing: June 24 | 11a-Noon | Weather 74497___gustavorezende___Kids_6_03Permitting | A FREE opportunity for you to use a specially equipped telescope to safely look at the sun – to get an up close look at the star at the center of our solar system! Details Here

    planetsPreschool Playday: Astronomy, Oh My! | Sat, July 8 | 10-10:45 am |  There is so much going on in outer-space. Join us and learn why stars twinkle, what makes planets special, and see what all the hype is about with the upcoming solar eclipse! Details Here

    -42385The Great American Solar Eclipse Up Close |
    Fri, July 14, 10-11am & Sat, July 15, 11-Noon | 
    July’s Up Close will give you all the information you need to best enjoy and appreciate the truly awesome sight of a total solar eclipse. It is the greatest natural phenomenon that can be seen from our planet! Details Here

    Capture-1Truckin’ Through Nebraska: A Mobile Children’s Museum | Sat, Aug. 12 & Sun, Aug. 13 | The Nebraska150 Celebration’s “Truckin’ Through Nebraska: A Mobile Children’s Museum” will visit Hastings during Kool-Aid Days 2017! Admission is free and is intended for children ages 5-12, but audiences of all ages are welcome. Details Here

    Solar Eclipse Activity Calendar: Heresolar-eclipse-2016
    In preparation for this solar phenomenon we have set up educational programs every month leading up to Aug 21.


    New Exhibit | To celebrate Nebraska’s 150th year of statehood, the Hastings Museum and the Adams County Historical Society have teamed up to install a new exhibit, Honorable Mentions: 150 Years of Adams County History. The exhibit honors past and present citizens of Adams County who have had an impact on the county and the state of Nebraska. Details Here

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